Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekly Power Rankings


*Only reflects matches played through last Sunday (9/20)

1 - New York Red Bulls (14-8-6) - Hard to fault them for losing to red hot New England and then bounced back nicely against Portland to become the first team to clinch a playoff berth this year. And for that, they're our new number one. Last Week: 4
2 - New England Revolution (13-10-7) - Lost for the first time since July 11th when they laid an egg against Montreal, but they're still 7-1-1 in their last nine. Last Week: 3
3 - LA Galaxy (13-9-8) - Remember when the Galaxy were steamrolling everyone? They haven't scored in a month. Last Week: 1
4 - FC Dallas (14-9-5) - Disappointing showing against Sporting as Dallas had their three game winning streak snapped. Last Week: 2
5 - Columbus Crew (13-9-8) - For a brief moment, the Crew sat atop the Eastern Conference. And then the Red Bulls played on Sunday. Since Will Trapp returned to the starting lineup, Columbus is 7-2-2. Last Week: 7
6 - Sporting Kansas City (12-8-8) - With a pair of goals, Benny Feilhaber now has ten on the year tying Dom Dwyer for the team lead. Feilhaber scored only 12 goals in 110 MLS appearances in his four previous MLS seasons. Last Week: 10
7 - DC United (13-11-6) - Clinched their group in Champions League action, but were tripped up by the surging Crew in league play. Last Week: 6
8 - Vancouver Whitecaps (15-11-3) - Disappointing showing against Seattle cost them the Cascadia Cup, but on the plus side, they did pull off a nice win over Olimpia in the Champions League. Last Week: 5
9 - Montreal Impact (10-11-6) - A four point week for the Impact as the Drogba train is rolling. The Impact have yet to lose a game he starts. Last Week: 13
10 - Seattle Sounders (14-13-3) - Timely win against the Caps as they won the Cascadia Cup and took advantage of down weeks for San Jose and Portland. Last Week: 11
11 - Portland Timbers (11-10-8) - The Timbers are clinging to the final playoff spot in the West, but must play better if they're going to hold off San Jose and Real Salt Lake down the stretch. Last Week: 8
12 - Toronto FC (12-13-4) - Sebastian Giovinco added two more goals in Toronto's win over Colorado, but Toronto can't afford to lose to teams like New York City FC when they have all the talent they have. Last Week: 12
13 - Real Salt Lake (10-11-8) - Posted a shutout in the Champions League and throttled the vaunted LA Galaxy 3-0. The odds aren't in their favor, but do you think anyone wants to go up against Nick Rimando and company down the stretch? Last Week: 14
14 - San Jose Earthquakes (11-12-7) - The Quakes lost a golden opportunity to move up in the West blowing a lead against short-handed Montreal and then letting New York City reel off 3 straight second half goals before mounting a short-lived comeback. Last Week: 9
15 - New York City SC (9-14-7) - A six point week for City who finally won with Frank Lampard on the field AND got rookie Khiry Shelton back. Pretty good week. Last Week: 20
16 - Philadelphia Union (9-15-6) - Tranquillo Barnetta has been a nice pickup for the Union who have been playing better of late, but it may not be enough to overcome the early season losses. Last Week: 17
17 - Orlando City SC (9-13-8) - Brek Shea and Bryan Róchez have been keeping Orlando's slim playoff hopes alive. Last Week: 18
18 - Colorado Rapids (8-11-10) - Outside of two three game winning streaks, the Rapids are 2-11-10 this season. Last Week: 15
19 - Houston Dynamo (9-12-8) - The Dynamo last got a goal from Giles Barnes on May 16th. He's gone scoreless in MLS in 12 straight matches. Last Week: 16
20 - Chicago Fire (7-16-6) - Not a lot going right for the Fire right now, but at least they haven't been plagued by as many draws this season. Last Week: 19

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